Houghton County

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Statewide Resources - click here.

 National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.
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Learn about the R.E.A.D.Y Program

Click on the logo to learn about Michigan's R.E.A.D.Y. (Read, Educate, and Develop Youth) Program.


The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program EHDI has assessment sites all over the state of Michigan. Click here (PDF) to find your local site.

Crisis Prevention Institute - click here.


Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.


Find the Family Literacy Program in your County - click here.


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Homework Help & Resources -
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Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.


Find your local WIC office for information on nutrition and health support for women, infants, and children - click here.


Local Public Health Department Locator


Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS)


Advocacy Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

Find a support group to meet your specific needs - click here.


For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.


Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.


Are You Eligible?  State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

Find a mentor for a child: 


Mental Health Locator

Project Great StartProject Great Start

For more information about Project Great Start, contact your Intermediate School District (ISD). See the listings below for your local ISD or 888 Be A Hero contact or visit for more resources.

Small Early On LogoLocal Early On Coordinator



Early On is a program for children birth to age 3 who have a disability or developmental delay, or a health condition that might lead to a developmental delay.


SchoolhouseLocal ISD, RESD, or RESA


Intermediate School District (ISD), Regional Educational Service District (RESD) or Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) - What is an ISD?


Project Find ChickLocal Project Find Coordinator



Project Find is the "child find" program of Michigan's special education system and helps children with disabilities from birth to age 26 get the services and help they need.  Click here to learn more.


Head StartFind your local Head Start

Head Start - Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental services for America's low-income, pre-school children (ages three to five) and social services for their families. Specific services for children focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical and mental health, and nutrition.


Kids SharingFind Childcare in Your Community


Association For Child Development:

Michigan Association for Child Care Providers:

Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care Network (4C):


United Way LogoLocal United Way Programs - click here.

United Way funds programs and agencies that support families, children and communities. Find help available in your community through United Way.



Things to do and places to see with a child


Michigan Creative After-School Experiences (MiCASE) - a listing by community of arts agencies, museums, zoos, science centers, orchestras, libraries, nature centers and theaters that offer after-school programming for kids.


Things to do and places to see in Michigan: Choose your location to search for attractions, events and more - click here.


Places to visit with kids in Michigan - click here.
Michigan Zoos and Planetariums by city with links - click here.


Find cultural events put on by Michigan humanities and arts organizations, click here.


stack of booksResources specific to this county


Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.


Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education Programs - Find a listing of programs and after-school activities for students of all ages in Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, Houghton, and Gogebic. For more details, visit


Michigan Disability Resources Database (MDRD) - Find local information on disabilities, education, support groups, organizations, transportation, emergency services, etc., by zip code, address, disability, service, or county.


Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) - This system allows you to find programs offered by the State of Michigan that help families in need with their medical, nutritional, food, day care or other expenses.


Governor Granholm's U.P. Office - An Upper Peninsula office that will focus on rural economic development, public policy, environmental/land use/tourism issues and constituent concerns for Governor Jennifer Granholm has been opened in Marquette.  It is located at 1504 West Washington Street, Suite B (in Marquette, MI 49855) and can be reached by telephone at (906) 228-2850.


Houghton County Online - and


Elaine Bacon Literacy Program

108 Calverley Avenue

Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 482-1233


This program provides volunteer literacy tutors for native-speaker adults, but especially in English as a second language.


4C of the U.P.
Toll Free 1-866-4CHILDCARE (866-424-4532) or 906-228-3362
The mission of 4C of the Upper Peninsula is to help parents find licensed child care, to support and train child care providers, and to advocate for the highest quality of child care for parents, employers and the general public throughout the Upper Peninsula.


Michigan Technological University
105 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341
Fax: (906) 487-1620


Regional Educational Media Center #1
809 Hecla Street
P.O. Box 270
Hancock, Michigan 49930-0270
Phone: (906) 482-4520
REMC #1 is one of Michigan's 22 Regional Educational Media Centers. REMC #1 is a service of the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) and the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District (GOISD). It serves the public and private schools in Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. Within the five counties, REMC #1 serves over 12,000 students and approximately 700 educators.


Parent Helpline 1-888-610-2323

Staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week to answer parentís questions and listen to their concerns. If they have an in-depth issue the operator refers the call to a professional including: doctors, lawyers, speech pathologists, social workers and educational specialists who then contact the parent back within two days to answer their question. On the third Tuesday of each month between 4-7 a family law attorney hosts a segment where families can ask questions about such issues as divorce and custody. Services also provided through the Focus On the First five include: home visiting for parents of children birth to three years where a trained professional comes with an activity for parent and child to do together as well as answer any questions or concerns, early childhood services- information available through the B-H-K Child Development Partners Page- they provide comprehensive early childhood services including connections to high quality preschool and childcare and health and developmental screenings. Each summer professionals conduct free comprehensive health and developmental screenings for all kids birth to five. There are also play groups, area preschools and support groups for parents of kids with disabilities, dads, pregnancy and teen parents. There are lists for story hours, a mobile lending library, parenting classes, wellness programs and Parent Resource Rooms. Need a Place to Play with your kids? Parent Resource Rooms are four rooms filled with toys, books and other learning materials for in-house use or check out. A mobile unit is also available for those in remote areas.



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